Ruby Ellen Burkett

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Ruby Ellen Burkett (Kifer)

Birthplace: Libby, Mt, USA
Death: Died in Chelan, WA, USA
Place of Burial: Winthrop, WA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Pattison Kifer and Ruby Elsie Kifer
Wife of <private> Burkett
Mother of <private>
Sister of Gerald Robert Kifer; Carol Opal Coffey and <private> Kifer

Occupation: nurse
Managed by: Joe Ruffner
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About Ruby Ellen Burkett

Her parents and siblings called her "Bennie". Nieces and nephews called her "Aunt Rue". She was a "character" for sure. Physically she was a pixie. She was about 4'ft 11 in tall, wore a size 1 1/2 shoe and 44D bra. According to a daughter, she was married, either officially or unofficially 13 times. Her last husband was a Burkett. During WW II she was married to at least two men at the same time and was collecting allotment checks from them both. When she was caught, my grandfather paid a fine of $10,000 to keep her out of the pokey. She was a nurse by profession and at one time was reputed to be a madam in Alaska. She loved to hunt and fish and could could do either better than most anyone else.

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Ruby Ellen Burkett's Timeline

January 13, 1920
Libby, Mt, USA
October 7, 1999
Age 79
Chelan, WA, USA
Winthrop, WA, USA